Bridging social gaps: Transforming disadvantaged areas by linking them to the city

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Abstract

A number of Danish disadvantaged housing areas are currently subject to more thorough physical transformations and refurbishments. The efforts take place at an urban-strategic level, aiming to overcome the isolated character of the housing estates and to link them to neighbouring housing areas. The overall objective of the transformations and refurbishments is thus to overcome the physical isolation in order to break down the social isolation which often characterizes the areas. In this paper the social impact of such thorough physical transformations and refurbishments are analysed and discussed based on three case-studies in Danish social housing; Gyldenrisparken, Finlandsparken og Mjølnerparken/Superkilen. The analysis shows that especially everyday-route strategies adding new public functions within the area can pave the way for integration with the surroundings. The applicability of such strategies is however highly dependent on context, location and existing image. Social distance may sustain though physical borders are removed, yet, the negative image of the areas can in itself call for attempts to open up and attract new users and residents
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A number of Danish disadvantaged housing areas are currently subject to more thorough physical transformations and refurbishments. The efforts take place at an urban-strategic level, aiming to overcome the isolated character of the housing estates and to link them to neighbouring housing areas. The overall objective of the transformations and refurbishments is thus to overcome the physical isolation in order to break down the social isolation which often characterizes the areas. In this paper the social impact of such thorough physical transformations and refurbishments are analysed and discussed based on three case-studies in Danish social housing; Gyldenrisparken, Finlandsparken og Mjølnerparken/Superkilen. The analysis shows that especially everyday-route strategies adding new public functions within the area can pave the way for integration with the surroundings. The applicability of such strategies is however highly dependent on context, location and existing image. Social distance may sustain though physical borders are removed, yet, the negative image of the areas can in itself call for attempts to open up and attract new users and residents
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNordic Journal of Architectural Research
Tidsskriftsnummer1
ISSN1102-5824
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2019
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa

    Forskningsområder

  • Disadvantaged housing areas, Regeneration, Enclaves, Social mix, Gentrification, Integration
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